An Extremely Rare Enamel Portrait Miniature Of A Gentleman, By William Prewett.
Signed And Indistincly Dated.
Prewett's miniatures are extremely rare as are signed examples in particular.
William Prewett (or Prewitt) (1735-1750?):
Prewett was born in Suffolk and was a student of Zincke and is considered one of the best enamellists of the British school. Miniature by him, according to Foskett, are scarce.
Oval: 1 3/8 inches.